Zambia Defense Force Health System Strengthening

Dates: 2012-2015

Country: Zambia

Client(s): NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego

Services: Technical Assistance, Training

Technical Expertise: Health Supply Chain Management, HIV

As part of the continued support for capacity building and strengthening of the Zambia Defense Forces Medical Services (DFMS), John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is collaborating with the DFMS to develop improved health supply systems in the three branches of the military. Having developed inventory control and logistics management information systems for ARVs and HIV Tests in 2007, JSI will, under this contract, build on the work that was started in 2007 in building capacity and providing technical support to the Zambia Defense Force (ZDF) facilities. Additionally, in 2010, DFMS, with support from JSI, conducted an assessment of supply chain management of laboratory commodities in ZDF health facilities. Under this proposed program, JSI will support DFMS to develop and implement an inventory control and logistics management information system for laboratory commodities.

JSI has received a grant from the Department of Defense, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center in San Diego, to strengthen the capacity of the ZDF to develop, implement, manage, and evaluate effective and sustainable health supply systems to ensure the continuous availability of ARVs, HIV test, and laboratory commodities in health facilities in the three branches of the military.